A4er Ros Lee’s Exhibition in Tokyo continues until 27th Dec

Ros Lee is a Singapore-born designer that has been living and working in Japan since 2005. After several years of working as an in-house designer, Ros decided to strike out on her own. In 2011 she began working as a design consultant and officially launched the Polkaros brand.

“Polkaros will be showcasing their first handcrafted collection of lifestyle products in their upcoming exhibition and pop up store in Tokyo. The event will be held at Galerie Doux Dimanche Aoyama from 10 - 27 December, 2013. This collection consists of uniquely handcrafted ceramic flower pots and planters, Japanese traditional fabric, Tenugui, gift wrapping paper with original Polkaros patterns and more.

The Polkaros Parade is a gathering of Polkaros designed characters and a celebration of colors, patterns and items that were crafted to add a touch of warmth to a home and put smiles on faces. Polkaros products are inspired by traditional Japanese crafts, but influenced by modern Tokyo lifestyles, offering a mix of classic and modern.”

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Northsiders’ Museum’s programme for the Northside Arts Trail 16th – 31st May

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“The Northsiders’ Museum is a place for memories, tall tales and maybe even some songs, as told to us by the people of the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

The Museum is a ‘pop-up’ museum currently housed within an empty shop space beside the Post Office in the Northside Shopping Centre. 

The Museum is interested in making visible the culture of Coolock, Artane, Darndale, Belcamp, Priorswood and adjacent areas. Come in and tell us your stories, sing us a song, show us your photographs. The Museum is both a recording point for living culture and a space that interrogates place-making in the context of suburbias built for specific communities.”

16-31st – Open Call for our “CITIZENS’ EXHIBITION”

If you have anything that you would like to exhibit then we want to see it. Drop in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week.

16-31st – Open Call for “THE NORTHSIDE” 

Send us your images of “The Northside”. You can drop them in between 2pm and 5pm Thurs – Sat each week or email them to lisacrowne@gmail.com. We welcome new and old images,  All images will be edited together and projected during our closing party. If you drop into the museum over the 3 weeks we will print and add the images to the Citizens’ Exhibition.

3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Banana Piano and Giant Tape Deck

Come play with some interactive noise machines. We have created a fun environment for you to experiment with a piano made from bananas and a giant record player made from tape cassettes, cardboard, bit of wood and bits and pieces!


3pm-5pm – Circuit Bending Workshop with Andy Edgar
6pm-8pm – Gamepak Performance

Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting & modification of the circuitry of kid’s toys or battery-powered musical instruments to create strange, outlandish, unintended, and unpredictable sounds. By building in controls, adding switches or knobs you can control these sounds to create new, unique instruments.

If interested we would ask people to bring along a battery-powered, sound-making electronic device to tinker with. Charity shops are a good hang out for suitable devices! Not every toy can be bent, but in any event there’ll be some extra toys provided to mess with – and all tools and additional components will be provided. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners to the more advanced who wish to develop their skills.


2pm-5pm – Tea Party with Naive Ted
6pm-8pm – Naive Ted Performance

Bring along some records and stories to go along with them!  Naive Ted will talk about his favourite records, ask you about yours and fill you with tea and cake!


3pm-5pm – Amaze Engine’s Music Draw Box

Come along an play with our interactive wall. Create images and sound at the same time. Visitors will be invited to draw and colour on a wall of the museum and see how our music box created by Simon Kenny turns the marks made into sound. All ages welcome!


2pm-5pm – A4 Sounds has  Animal Magnetism Workshop

Participants will make magnetic art which will be hidden around the Shopping Centre to find during the Citizens’ Exhibition! All work will be added to the ongoing project online. All ages welcome!


4pm-9pm – CITIZENS EXHIBITION Closing Party!

Final exhibition of all your art! Come along for some drinks, some music and hopefully a bit of a dance

The Northsiders’ Museum
The Northside Shopping Centre
Oscar Traynor Road
Dubline 17


A4er Adam Power aka Alien Hand’s “Be Seeing You” Released Today!

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“Released today. Alien Hand’s ‘Be Seeing You’ gets the rework treatment from the brilliant Encrypter.

Complimenting the original but drastically different. Encrypter is carving a reputation in being the go to guy for techno on the heaviest electronics.

A free download but… available for one week only so grab it quick.”